I’m getting married in July and have been trying to lose my extra weight I put on from my shoulder injury. I have struggled over and over again with trying to diet and failing. I try to just go with a healthy diet and eat whole foods. As I honestly believe that is the best way to eat and lose weight over the long term, I decided to give this a shot.

I had initially been very anti-keto when it first gained popularity, however I started to do research and read more about the Ketogenic diet. I actually found a lot of interesting information about what it had done for people. Now this still did not bring me to want to try this food choice, but on top of that I started to talk to a number of people that had successful, significant weight loss and they raved of the keto diet. I was still extremely hesitant, so what was the thing that made me try this diet?

I have a client that I have been training for over a year and have seen her change and gain strength, but she was still trying to lose some weight, not a ton, but enough that it meant something to her. On January 1, she told me that she was trying this new diet, she prefaced telling me what it was by saying it was controversial. I gave her as much info as I had on the diet and said it was extremely important that she stick with the diet exactly for at least a month to get and stay in ketosis.

So, fast-forward to last week, mid-February. I checked in with my client to see how it was going. I could tell she was looking similar, but I wasn’t positive how large of a change. She also said she had plenty of energy and felt really good, on top of that she had lost 12 lb... It is honestly one of the most ideal weight cuts you can have, 1-2 lb would be the healthiest.

I started really nailing down my research on the ketogenic diet, and decided to give it a shot and see if it helped me achieve my goal. I will be making another post breaking down exactly what the keto diet does to the body so you can make an informed choice if this is a correct idea for you. I have no idea how this is going to go for me, but I do want to record exactly what I am eating, experiencing, and feeling. Again, take what I am experiencing at your own belief and know everyone will handle this differently. My goal is to do this diet for 2 months and see how my body reacts.

Food Diary:

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The left most column is calories, followed by carb intake, fat intake, protein intake, followed by a few others that I am not going to highlight right now.

As you can see, I consumed 124 g of fat, 102 g of protein, and 35 g carb. It is my goal to eat 20-25 g NET carbs, which takes into account the fiber in certain vegetable. It was definitely tricky to get the exact macros with this new way of eating, but landed pretty on point for what I needed, which was a good start.

Physical Changes:

I went swimming today, which I didn’t notice much of an energy change with, I was not surprised by this as it was only day 1. I have had to pee a lot and drink a lot of extra water, as it seems my body is clearing out it’s water stores pretty quickly. Consuming enough water will be super important especially as I am making these changes. I also noticed a metallic taste in my mouth, this is generally called keto breath, but I don’t think my breath has really smelled bad outwardly. I have been drinking more water to eliminate this as well as gum, and other daily oral care. I definitely am hoping this changes very soon.

Mental Changes:

I was a bit agitated today, but I am not sure if it was due to the diet or because I was tired going into the day. Other than that I did not notice much of a change in my mental state. The biggest thing I am surprised by is my lack of cravings. Usually I need the sweetness or grain to meet my cravings, but I haven’t had one today, we will see how tomorrow and following days go.

I ordered ketosis strips today from Amazon and I will be checking that daily when I get them in.

Questions about my day 1? Send me an email and let’s chat!

Happy adventuring!